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Kuhlman University Presents

Nano Silica in Concrete

Thursday March 7, 2024
Noon-1:00 p.m.
Lunch Provided


Nanotechnology has revolutionized many industries over the last two decades. It is now exploding in the concrete industry, giving us solutions to age-old problems like crusting, curling, shrinkage, and bleeding while curing the concrete from the inside out. In addition, it is helping us lower the carbon footprint of the world’s most widely used building material. The presentation will explain the science behind the products and then show real job examples of it in action.

  • Nanotechnology – particle size
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Curing Methods
  • Carbon Footprint Savings
  • Waterproofing


Jim Render, Consultant, E5, Inc. Jim is a graduate civil engineer from Auburn University. He is a concrete industry veteran of 45 years with work experience in Ready Mix Concrete, Admixtures, and Cement. Jim has a thorough understanding of the concrete industry and its problems. He has been a concrete consultant for the past six years.

Participants may self report credits.